Sunday, September 21, 2008

They Won't Go Undefeated

No, I really didn't think it would happen.

Notre Dame suffered their first loss of 2008 at the hands of Michigan State yesterday at East Lansing, 23-7. The Fighting Irish were a 8 1/2 point underdog to the Spartans. The young Spartans running back Javon Ringer was very impressive, rushing for 201 yards and two touchdowns. He also became the fist MSU running back to rush for 200 yards in back-to-back games.

It was a day little went right for Notre Dame. Jimmy Clausen went 24-for-41, with one TD and two interceptions. One was picked off in the end zone after the call was reversed by replay. The Irish also turned the ball over a total of three times and missed two field goals.

ND didn't score the first points until the fourth quarter when it was 13-0 MSU. But the Spartans put the game away when Ringer scored his second TD after a long drive with just over 2 minutes to play.

Notre Dame returns home for the next two weeks, with games against Purdue and Stanford.

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